are ya'll going to watch jay lenovitch's triumph return to "the tonight show" on monday night?

  • rnch

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    Mar 01, 2010 12:23 PM GMT
    i, for one, will NOT...icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 01, 2010 12:28 PM GMT
    No, Im basically tired of all the publicity and press giving to the late night stuff. Its like they are trying to create buzz about it and I'm not participating. There are so many other things important than this late night BS.
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    Mar 01, 2010 1:12 PM GMT
    I will, for the novelty, and even the history of it. NBC made an epic train wreck of the whole thing, so I can spend a few minutes watching the denouement. And hope he's back to doing headlines on Monday nights, my favorite segment. It's about the only night of the week that I used to watch him, anyway.
  • yogadudeSEATT...

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    Mar 01, 2010 4:47 PM GMT
    nope.
  • bmw0

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    Mar 01, 2010 4:51 PM GMT
    I never watched it before.. so no. I find Jay and rather annoying...and Jimmy Fallon just seems like he is trying way to hard to be funny when he is not.

    Letterman and Furgeson are hilarious!
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    Mar 01, 2010 4:51 PM GMT
    The man was never a good comedian. He's just another Tom Arnold.
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    Mar 01, 2010 5:10 PM GMT
    I think I could care less.... but that, of course, assumes I cared to begin with.
  • coolarmydude

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    Mar 01, 2010 5:16 PM GMT
    I didn't watch him before the drama, during the drama, and won't after the drama. But I do think that he's better than Woody Woodpecker whine-baby.

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  • Celticmusl

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    Mar 01, 2010 5:16 PM GMT
    I never thought Jay Leno was funny, and I was surprised when he got the show after Johnny Carson. It just seemed like he got the gig because he was the least controversial guest host since he never really had anything interesting to say.

    I also think that if he didn't do the tonight show he would have become a circus freak. I honestly think he is the weirdest looking guy on tv currently.

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  • CAtoFL

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    Mar 01, 2010 5:17 PM GMT
    bmw0 saidI never watched it before.. so no. I find Jay and rather annoying...and Jimmy Fallon just seems like he is trying way to hard to be funny when he is not.

    Letterman and Furgeson are hilarious!


    I don't know about Letterman, but I've seen Ferguson tape and he really IS an amazing talent. It's almost stream of consciousness comedy - whatever comes to his mind, he says. Unfortunately, a lot of it needs to be cut for broadcast, but I've never laughed harder than during his taping (and I've been at a taping of the Tonight Show).

    Anyone in the L.A. area really owes it to himself to go see him. It's free and it makes a good date, too. icon_biggrin.gif

    Here's the site for anyone who wants to go: http://www.ocatv.com/
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    Mar 01, 2010 5:19 PM GMT
    I didn’t watch his show before, and I won’t start now.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Mar 01, 2010 5:20 PM GMT
    I already have my TiVo set. He has some great guests this week lined up
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    Mar 01, 2010 6:33 PM GMT
    HELL NO.
    He's whiny and not funny.
    Letterman is and always has been better by a mile.
  • EricLA

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    Mar 01, 2010 7:39 PM GMT
    I never gave much thought to Leno or Conan before this whole thing happened. But, after this I despise Leno and NBC. Leno is a likable guy, but he should have done the honorable thing and stepped down. I find his behavior disgusting. I'm thinking of even boycotting NBC local news so I don't have to endure Leno's promos.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Mar 01, 2010 7:44 PM GMT
    Actually, the honorable thing was for Conan to step down. NBC forced Leno out and onto their lame idea for a 10pm show, and it was a huge HUGE failure. Had Conan been able to gather the same ratings Leno got before the switch, this would not have happened, but he couldn't. Obviously, from a business stand-point, NBC wanted Leno back at the 11:30 time slot, and from a business stand-point Leno had every right to reclaim the show he should have never lost in the first place.
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    Mar 01, 2010 7:56 PM GMT
    rickrick91 saidHELL NO.
    He's whiny and not funny.
    Letterman is and always has been better by a mile.

    Personal tastes differ, of course. It's why both Leno & Letterman had maintained their own light-night audiences opposite each other for nearly 2 decades. It's why Chinese restaurants can thrive next to Italian ones. And why some nights I've watched Letterman, and some nights Leno, mostly Leno, but not either of them very much.

    I love Letterman's banter with Paul Shaffer, while Leno and Kevin Eubanks are lame together. Eubanks may be a good musician, but after 17 years you'd think he could learn to be a decent straightman.

    On the other hand, Letterman seems to have a disdain for his own guests, making rather ungracious digs at them, simply looking down on them. Maybe that's what America wants these days, and Letterman was paving the way for the rise of cruel reality shows like American Idol.

    I guess what my generation misses is Johnny Carson. Not overly talented himself, but a respecter and spotlight for talent. Known to be haughty and imperious at times off-camera, and rather cold, when guests sat down with him they were each King or Queen For A Day (or night). Not the best standup comic in the world, so he'd bring out those who were onto his stage.

    Corny, mid-Western, mediocre at times, they still haven't come up with someone to adequately replace him, IMHO.
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    Mar 01, 2010 8:07 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidActually, the honorable thing was for Conan to step down. NBC forced Leno out and onto their lame idea for a 10pm show, and it was a huge HUGE failure. Had Conan been able to gather the same ratings Leno got before the switch, this would not have happened, but he couldn't. Obviously, from a business stand-point, NBC wanted Leno back at the 11:30 time slot, and from a business stand-point Leno had every right to reclaim the show he should have never lost in the first place.

    Some truth there. Leno did not want to leave that time slot, but brainy NBC executives several years back predicted Leno's ratings would eventually decline against Letterman, so they prepared with the O'Brien replacement. Except Leno was beating Letterman, and continued to do so until the day O'Brien took over. You don't mess with a winning formula, and you don't try to solve a problem you don't have.

    Instead they succeeded in creating several enormous problems, from which Leno and the Tonight Show may not be able to recover. It's the NBC executives who should have gotten canned, not Leno or O'Brien.

    In O'Brien's defense, he said he wasn't given enough time to develop the show before they pulled the plug. But he should have introduced his edgy style a little more gradually, let the former Leno audience get accustomed to it. Leno also lost the top ratings spot to Letterman in his first years, but won it back over time, and never lost it. But Leno's ratings were never as bad as O'Brien's quickly became, and advertisers and local affiliates were bailing, leaving NBC with little time to make a decision.

    A screw-up of epic proportions, that will be analyzed for years to come.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Mar 01, 2010 8:20 PM GMT
    I'm betting that Leno's return tonight gets monster ratings, aided mostly by a huge audience that saw the promotions during The Olympics. Whether he can hold on to the audience remains to be seen.
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    Mar 01, 2010 10:02 PM GMT
    Yeah he'll get ratings for awhile and then it will slump again. Personally I think Letterman is the better host but it also depends on who the guest is what I watch.
    Jay doesn't seem to have any steam left in him.

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    Mar 01, 2010 10:13 PM GMT
    Do these remakes or 'warmed over' shows ever amount to very much? Or is this like putting frosting all over a turd and calling it a birthday cake? Sorry, no interest, Jay........but I Would like to check out your car collection.
  • Sparkycat

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    Mar 01, 2010 10:36 PM GMT
    Nope. Leno is a smarmy weasel. Haven't watched the show since Carson retired. Now if they were to kick Leno to the curb and give the show to Ellen Degeneres I'd be sure to watch.